College Station MedPlus opened its second location April 1 at 2849 Barron Road. Like the first, MedPlus - Birmingham, MedPlus – Barron offers primary care medical services with no appointment needed. Its hours of operation are: Monday – Friday: 8 am – 7 pm.
“There is a tremendous amount of growth in this part of College Station,” said MED CEO Tom Jackson. “Neighborhoods are expanding, new businesses coming in and the new College Station High School is just down the road from this location. With all the growth, it made sense to bring our MedPlus concept of extended-hours primary care to this area of our community.”
The architect behind MedPlus is Paul Roquet, MD, who has been practicing in Bryan/Colllege Station for the past 26 years. In the 80’s, he introduced CarePlus to BCS as an extension of his private practice. CarePlus provided primary care medical services seven days a week with on-site diagnostics such as laboratory and x-rays.
One of CarePlus’ main advantages was its simplified billing process. Patients could see a doctor and avoid unnecessary fees such as an urgent care facility fee, or speciality physician fees for routine x-ray and laboratory. When the MED affiliated with Dr. Roquet, it incorporated his CarePlus model into MedPlus to offer a more convenient model of care.
Currently, a visit to an urgent care facility often results in numerous, separate bills. Depending on the diagnosis, patients may get a physician’s bill, facility fee, radiology bill and pathology bill. MedPlus will provide a simple “one-bill” approach to diagnostics such as laboratory and x-ray. Should your lab results and x-rays require a second opinion, additional bills may be necessary, but the goal is to offer primary care in a convenient location, during convenient hours while raising the level of customer expectations.